Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Mon, 05/23/2016
AirUCI's Mallory Hinks, graduate student in the Nizkorodov group, has been accepted as a finalist in the 2016 Carbon Slam competition, sponsored by the office of the President of the University...
Thu, 05/12/2016
AirUCI Co-Director Sergey Nizkorodov was cited in an "All Things Considered" piece which aired on National Public Radio on May 12, 2016.  The issue was air pollution in India, and the...
Wed, 05/11/2016
The 2016 recipient of the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Memorial Award is Glen Junor, a Chemistry major set to graduate in June, 2016.  Glen stood out among the nominees for this award, given in honor...

Event Announcements

Thu, 05/26/2016
Sonja Klee from Tofwerk AG will give an informal seminar on May 26, 2016 at 2 pm in Rowland Hall 390.  The title of her talk is “Chemical Ionization Processes in Mass Spectrometry.”
Fri, 05/27/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, May 27th we will present a special double seminar featuring Dr. Najat Saliba of the American University of Beirut amd Dr. Armando Rivera-...
Fri, 06/03/2016
As part of AirUCI's EACCO outreach endeavor, on Friday, June 3rd we will host Dr. Aaron Katzenstein of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.  He will be speaking about his career...